I have a problem. I currently have a Sony KD-34XBR960 and just recently purchased a Yamaha RX-A3000 receiver to replace my stolen Yamaha HTR-5790. I cannot, for the life of me, get the audio to sync with the video, no matter what I use as the source. The audio is always behind the video.
I have 4 total sources. 3 sending both video and audio to the receiver, then video to the TV. These are a HTPC, Blu-ray, and VCR/DVD-R combo. My 4th source is the TV's built in digital tuner with optical out going to the receiver.
My audio is ALWAYS behind the video. The RX-A3000, along with most other modern receivers, offer a lip sync feature to delay the audio further. But that only solves the exact opposite problem that I am having.
I've posted my questions/concerns in the ginormous Yamaha Aventage thread but nobody over there seems to still use a CRT.
I guess my main question is, is this problem specific to this new Yamaha receiver, or does any newer receiver have problems syncing the audio to video when using a CRT.
I should add that, per a Yamaha representative's advice, I had a replacement RX-A3000 sent to me since we thought the first one I received may be faulty. The exact same problem happned with the 2nd one as well so there apparently isn't anything 'broken' on either one.
I should also add that, if I manually switch the receiver to utilize the analog audio instead of the digital version, the sync is fine. It is only when I am playing the digital audio that this delay is introduced.
If I manually adjust the speaker distance on the RX-A3000 to the maximum of 80ft, it brings the audio closer to sync with the video. But this workaround is still not suitable and still not in perfect sync.
My stolen HTR-5790 did not have this problem with digital audio. Of course, that receiver also did not have HDMI switching, just component.
Please, someone enlighten me. What is going on here? Are newer receivers simply not built to play well with CRTs? Or is it just this RX-A3000 that isn't playing nice?
Thank you for your time.